Child Labor

March 2008
Forbes Asia;3/10/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p62
The article investigates the use of child labor in manufacturing consumer goods exported by developing countries to developed countries. Every time somebody in Europe or the U.S. buys an imported hand-made carpet, an embroidered pair of jeans, a beaded purse, a decorated box or a soccer ball, there is a good chance they are acquiring something fashioned by a child. The UN International Labor Organization guesses that there are 218 million child laborers worldwide, 7 in 10 of them in agriculture, followed by service businesses and industry.


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